Recipe Box

Taste of home: create your own foraged spice blend

What does your home taste like? What is the terroir of your territory? The plants, herbs, trees, and fruits that you grow can yield a...

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance...

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have...

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

[wpsm_quote author="Amber Pixie" float="left" width="100"]I always save bones and scraps for making soup stock and bone broth! Enjoy this recipe and technique from Liane.[/wpsm_quote] Recently,...

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

When most foragers think of wild spring greens, their minds go to dandelion greens and chickweed or any number of other herbaceous spring greens. A...

Eggless Cake Ideas to Inspire

[wpsm_quote author="Amber Pixie" float="right" width="10"]I have chickens and so an abundance of eggs, but Craig from CakeJournal has taught me something new with many of...

Aussie Pavlova: a Gluten & Dairy-Free Recipe

[wpsm_quote author="Amber Pixie" float="left" width="100%"]I only recently learned about Pavlovas from the Great British Bake Off, and I'm delighted about this recipe adding decadence to...

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is on the loose! This late spring and early summertime plant is easy to pull out by the roots, and you...

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

For some reason, ear infections seem to be a common childhood complaint. If you begin to recognize the symptoms of an ear infection very early,...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers,...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking...

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been...

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

  I have a dear friend who lives but 10 minutes away, and she has a delicious problem - she has three old, stately pear...

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among...